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TThe African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa is set amid 4 hectares of gardens in the town of Magaliesburg in north-western Gauteng province, South Africa. It is the perfect health and wellness weekend getaway for visitors to Johannesburg and Pretoria with a wide range of treatments to choose from in a scenic country setting.
TThe African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa is the ideal space in which to manage your stress levels and take a moment or two to pause and reflect. This exquisite spa is situated in a naturally inspired setting and has a few unique features.
The Hydrotherapy Spa Gardens have been designed to combine the various benefits of hydrotherapy with natural elements. In this garden you'll find a brine pool (liquid sound flotation pool) to achieve perfect relaxation as the mineral salts work their magic, and the whale orchestra in the background takes you to another space altogether. These gardens consist of an outdoor jacuzzi, rock pools, waterfalls and lush greenery.
There are numerous spa treatments on offer at Mount Grace. Thalassotherapy is a firm favourite amongst guests. This form of hydrotherapy uses water to heal the body and create a feeling of overall relaxation. Spend some time in the hydrotherapy tub to get the circulation going and release toxins.
There are also various massages on offer: from Swedish, deep-tissue and hot stone therapy, to the Thaba massage (a four-hand signature massage offered exclusively by Mount Grace Spa). Numerous facial treatments are on the menu to suit any skin type, and detoxifying body wraps and relaxing milk rituals are also popular. There are special pre-natal treatments for expectant mums who need a bit of pampering.
This Magaliesburg spa is also known for its special packages, so always check their website to see what's on offer.
OOnce you've had your fill of spa treatments and spent time in the fragrant gardens, why not go for a hike in the nearby Magaliesberg Mountains? There is also a gymnasium as part of the spa offering. Otherwise, pull up a deck chair around the pool and relax in the sunshine.
TTravel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa:
Tel: +27 (0)14 577 5600
How to get here
Full directions and a map are available on the website.
Best time to visit
Winter (June to August) is a great time for spa treatments – days are cool but sunny, and nights can be spent around a crackling fireplace or wrapped up for star-gazing under the clear skies. However, during spring and summer (September to February) the region experiences wonderful warm weather. In autumn the climate is temperate with warm days and a slight bite at night
Things to do in the area
There is lots to do in the surrounding areas, including nature hikes and walks in the mountains, exploring the Magalies Meander, mountain biking, hot air balloon safaris, fly fishing, golfing and microlighting. There are plenty of galleries and farm stalls in the area too.
Tours to do
The Magalies Meander
Hire a vehicle if you want to explore the lovely surrounding areas
What will it cost?
See the website for special packages. Also look out for mid-week packages at great prices.
Length of stay
Two days minimum for maximum effect. The African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa also offers day packages, if you just want to escape for a few hours.
What to pack
Comfortable, seasonal-appropriate clothing and a good book.
Where to stay
The African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa has a wide variety of accommodation: from garden rooms to secluded villas and suites.
What to eat
The African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa is known for its exquisite cuisine. There is the Rambling Vine restaurant and Twist, renowned for country-style buffets and Sunday lunches. The Spa Café offers delicious light meals using the best of local produce from surrounding areas.
Fresh fruit and vegetables from farm stalls, and delicious home-made jams and preserves as well.